EF-1 Tornado Confirmed in Dickson County...Straight Line Winds Caused Damage Around Montgomery Bell Park and White Bluff

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
558 PM CDT TUE APR 5 2011

...EF-1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN DICKSON COUNTY TENNESSEE...
...STRAIGHT LINE WINDS CAUSED DAMAGE AROUND MONTGOMERY BELL PARK AND
WHITE BLUFF...

DATE...APRIL 4, 2011
ESTIMATED TIME (RADAR)...1333 - 1341 CDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...110 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...150 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...7.3 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...36.0952 N / 87.5390 W
ENDING LAT/LON...36.0845 N / 87.4099 W
FATALITIES...0
INJURIES...0

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...
A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT TEAM HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR TENNESSEE CITY IN DICKSON COUNTY ON
APRIL 4, 2011.

INITIAL DAMAGE WAS NOTED ALONG HWY 70 APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE WEST OF
TENNESSEE CITY IN WESTERN DICKSON COUNTY. DAMAGE WAS NEARLY
CONTINUOUS ALONG A 7.3 MILE TRACK INTO THE WEST SIDE OF THE CITY OF
DISCKSON. THE LAST EVIDENCE OF DAMAGE WAS JUST WEST OF DICKSON
LAKE. THE MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH OF THE TORNADO WAS NEARLY 150 YARDS.

HUNDREDS OF HARDWOOD TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED ALONG THE
DAMAGE PATH. SEVERAL STRUCTURES EXPERIENCED SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE
INCLUDING A FIRE HALL IN TENNESSEE CITY. SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS AND
BARNS WERE ALSO HEAVILY DAMAGED.

AN ADDITIONAL SURVEY NEAR MONTGOMERY BELL PARK TO WHITE BLUFF
REVEALED STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE. SEVERAL HOMES SUFFERED MINOR
ROOF DAMAGE...DOZENS OF TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED...AND A
COUPLE OUTBUILDINGS WERE TOPPLED. MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS WERE
ESTIMATED TO BE NEAR 90 MPH.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE DICKSON
COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE WITH THESE
SURVEYS.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/OHX.

FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO
THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH.
EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH.
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH.
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH.
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH.
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.


Return to News Archive

USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.